International Future Energy Challenge 2019 - Madison, WI, USA - July 29-31

IFEC is an international student competition for innovation, conservation, and effective use of electrical energy, which is open to college and university student teams from recognized undergraduate engineering programs in any location.


There will be a Grand Prize of $10,000 and three additional awards granted at $5,000, $3,000 and $1,000 each. Competition will include design aspects, dynamometer testing and riding on race-track.


  • Input: 48V dc nominal from specified 9Ah battery pack.
  • Output: 3-phase BLDC motor drive; Vout: 36V; Pout: 500W; variable speed.
  • Power Density: >1.5 W/cm3 without fan.
  • Converter temperature rise < 40°C with 500W @ 25°C Ambient Temperature.
  • Judgment criteria will include energy consumption for a typical drive cycles.

Final Competition Location:

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Deadlines and Proposal Submission Email Address:

  • Workshop at ECCE 2018              September 25, 2018
  • Letter of Intent Deadline              November 2, 2018
  • Proposal Deadline                        November 16, 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance          December 21, 2018 
  • Workshop at APEC 2019              March 17, 2019 
  • Notification of Finalist                  April 15, 2019
  • Final Competition                         July 29-31, 2019 

​Apr. 8th 2019
Final Round Competition Teams for IFEC 2019 Announced!

Below are the teams who have been selected to enter the final round competition in Madison, WI USA from July 29-31, 2019.
  • Delhi Technological University
  • DHBW-Stuttgart
  • Drexel University
  • Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
  • Khalifa University of Science and Technology
  • National Ilan University
  • Tsinghua University
  • University of Belgrade
  • Utah State University
  • Virginia Tech

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